Defence Attache British Embassy Kathmandu, Commander British Gurkhas Nepal & Director Gurkha Welfare Scheme – Colonel Sean Harris OBE (Late RE)

A graduate of University of Wales, he has subsequently gained Masters Degrees from the universities of Cranfield, Portsmouth and King’s College London. Sean Harris commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1989; he has served on operations in the Falkland Islands, the Balkans, Kuwait and Iraq.

After an operational tour as a troop commander on Op GRANBY (Liberation of Kuwait), he commanded 69 Gurkha Field Squadron, The Queen’s Gurkha Engineers on Op TELIC (Iraq) for which he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service. He commanded 75 Engineer Regiment in Warrington which provided reinforcement elements for Op HERRICK (Afghanistan).

Recent staff appointments have included; Chief of Staff British Gurkhas Nepal (2005-2006), Colonel Royal Engineers Manning and Career Management Division, Chief of Staff Engineer-in-Chief and Corps Colonel Royal Engineers for which he received the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

He has taken up the joint appointments of Defence Attaché Kathmandu, Commander British Gurkhas Nepal and Director of the Gurkha Welfare Scheme with effect from 19 July 2013. He is delighted to be back in Nepal once again and determined this time to get out of the valley and see some of the Himalayas.

A family man, Sean Harris is joined in Nepal by his wife Nadine (teacher); his sons Benedict (18) and Sebastian (17) and daughter Giselle (12). He enjoys all sports but is a master of none. He is keen to develop his distance running and hill walking during this tour.